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The Strengthened Approach

The Strengthened Approach comprises three components:

I. a country-led agenda, i.e. a government-led reform program for which analytical work, reform design, implementation and monitoring reflect country priorities and are integrated into government’s institutional structures;

II. a coordinated program of support from donors and international finance institutions in relation to both analytical work, reform financing and technical support for implementation;

III. a shared information pool on public financial management i.e. information on PFM systems and their performance which is commonly accepted by the stakeholders at country level, thus avoiding duplicative and inconsistent analytical work, and available for a variety of purposes.

This document, which describes the Strengthened Approach, is incorporated in the OECD/DAC Guidelines on Harmonizing Donor Practices for Effective Aid Delivery, volume 2, February 2005. This version of the document is available in [Eng] 

Further information about the Strengthened Approach is available on the World Bank's website, [click here].


Stocktaking Study of PFM Diagnostic Instruments June 2011
Commissioned by the Task force on Public Financial management under the auspices of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness and overseen by the PEFA Secretariat, the study follows up on a comprehensive PFM diagnostic mapping exercise conducted in 2004, before the introduction of the PEFA framework, as a multi-stakeholder instrument in response to the international call for enhanced harmonization.

The Paris declaration on Aid effectiveness committed donors to align their analytic support with government’s capacity development objectives and strategies and make use of these capacities when joint assessments were feasible. Donors were to harmonize analytical work through implementing common arrangements to evaluate country systems and collaborating to reduce the number of separate duplicative diagnostic reviews and procedures.

Reviewing a number of donor instruments used to make judgments on the use of country systems and other operational decisions, the Study provides an update on PFM analytical/diagnostic tools currently in use and as it examines progress against the Paris and Accra commitments, offers some interesting insights into alignment and harmonization.

Click:  [Vol l,] [Vol ll]. 


Common Approach to PEFA Value added and links to other PFM Indicators: 
The main purpose of the note is to provide information to the non-PEFA partners about the value added by the PFM Performance Measurement Framework (the PEFA Framework). PEFA being a multi-agency partnership program it requires to present a common view for participating governments on how the PEFA Framework and its application relate to other PFM indicator sets, which are supported by its Partners. Whilst it is appreciated that the list of other indicator sets globally in use is extensive, this note is primarily focused on PFM indicator sets which are fully or partially sponsored by the PEFA partners and used throughout the World. 

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